Maybe time really does heal all wounds.
Reports are swirling Senator Ted Cruz–who so staunchly opposed President-Elect Donald Trump during the Republican Primary season–even telling delegates to “vote their conscience” at the GOP Convention in Cleveland–could be a possible pick of Trump’s to serve as U.S. Attorney General.
There are also suggestions Cruz might be vying for a Supreme Court nomination.
“It’s a positive signal–and, it’s essentially viewed by Cruz and his followers as positive” said Mark Jones, a Political Science Fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute.
Jones told KTSA News Trump has nothing to lose by at least considering Cruz for either spot.
“If Trump goes with someone else for Attorney General or the Supreme Court, there’s nothing really lost–and, Cruz can go away feeling that he was at least considered. His supporters, and the Senator himself–likely will have a better opinion of Donald Trump” Jones said.
After all is said and done though, Jones said all of that animosity from the campaign trail will be hard to overcome–and he just doesn’t see Trump going to Cruz in either case.
“I don’t think it’s all that likely Ted Cruz is going to be nominated to the Supreme Court for sure–and probably not Attorney General either–although that might be a little more likely” Jones said, adding “Attorney General would generate less resistance, because he (Cruz) wouldn’t be given a lifetime appointment on the U.S. Supreme Court.”